TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics NewsPoliticsPutting Ross on the crossBy Alan Jacques – January 10, 2019 751 Email Print Previous articleNurses set for strike at Limerick Hospitals GroupNext articleMore money needed to tackle illegal dumping in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Transport Minister Shane Ross.“IF we had crucifixions around here it would be Minister Shane Ross up on the cross”.That was the declaration from former Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, who took aim this week at the Transport Minister’s attempts to tighten road traffic legislation with the introduction of controversial new laws.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Minister came in for scathing criticism at this Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District where his controversial new drink-driving legislation proved unpopular.Cllr Sheahan deemed Minister Ross as being “anti-rural” and focused on destroying rural towns and villages.“He is anti-people from outside the Pale. He should use his energy to focus on making sure the laws that are already there are enforced so as to save lives. Instead this wretched Minister is busy sitting around coming up with new ones.“Spare the country from Minister Ross’s hands. He is too busy telling people how they should live!“If we had crucifixions around here it would be Minister Shane Ross up on the cross,” the Fianna Fáil politician fumed.Cllr Sheahan went on to ask Limerick City and County Council to write to Minister Ross to let him know of the debate and local representatives’ expressed anger towards him.“I won’t ask you to say what I’d like to say to him.”Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue agreed with Cllr Sheahan’s sentiments and felt that the government should subsidise taxi fares for people travelling to and from pubs in rural areas.“I was afraid to have the sherry trifle at Christmas,” Cllr O’Donoghue confessed.“Minister Ross is just anti-rural. People in country areas should be entitled to the same quality of life as those living in cities.” Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow
Police arrested a Notre Dame senior Saturday night when he crashed his truck into a vacant building at a South Bend intersection and then fled the scene of the accident. Sgt. James Walsh from the South Bend Police Department said the crash occurred around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Eddy Street and South Bend Avenue. “The driver overcorrected on his turn and drove into the building,” Walsh said. Walsh said none of the evidence points to intoxication as a factor in the accident. The student left his car and returned home. Walsh said the building was structurally sound before the crash and is now “very unstable and dangerous.” Police arrested the student at his off-campus home about an hour after the crash for leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. He spent several hours in the St. Joseph County Jail on Sunday morning. Walsh predicted the student would face a misdemeanor charge from the St. Joseph Country Prosecutor’s Office in the next few days. The Observer is withholding the student’s identity because he has not yet been formally charged with a crime.
Dominion Post 15 Aug 2012MPs are poised to vote on the alcohol purchase age next week. Parliament’s business committee met yesterday and is understood to have agreed to a vote on the age as early as next Tuesday. MPs will have a conscience vote on whether to keep the purchase age at 18, move it back up to 20 or split the age to 18 for on-licence venues like bars and restaurants and 20 for off-licences like supermarkets and bottle stores. The purchase age is one part of the Alcohol Reform Bill, which proposes a move to the split age. The other options will be put to MPs via amendments. The rest of the bill includes new measures for more community control over the concentration, location, and hours of sale for alcohol outlets and new national maximum trading hours of 7am-11pm for off-licences and 8am-4am for on-licences and club licences. That part of the bill is expected to be debated next month, separately from the purchase age.Youth wings of the main political parties have joined together to push for the age to stay at 18. National MP Nikki Kaye will move an amendment to the bill calling for the age to remain at 18. All of the Green Party MPs, with the possible exception of one, will support Ms Kaye’s amendment, though it is unclear whether it will have enough support to pass. The Law Commission, which carried out a major review of liquor laws in 2010, initially suggested a split age but shifted to back a return to 20 in its final recommendations. Another National MP, Tim MacIndoe, will move an amendment to push the age to 20, where it had been until it was dropped to 18 in 1999. The age is the only part of the bill National MPs will be allowed a free vote on, whereas Labour MPs will be allowed to vote on conscience on the whole bill.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7478790/MPs-to-vote-on-alcohol-purchase-age
Monday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team continue the early season portion of their Big Ten schedule with a trip to University Park to play the Penn State Nittany Lions.Penn State is 6-2 this season. They took care of their first five games with few problems, but they have now dropped two of their last three games including losses Texas A&M and at NC State.They are led in scoring by sophomore guard Tony Carr, who is averaging 21.3 points per game on 49.5 percent shooting, including 57.7 percent from three. He has been a sharpshooter thus far this season and has played a huge role in the Nittany Lions hot start this year.Men’s basketball set to open regular season against South Carolina StateThe Wisconsin Men’s basketball team begins their journey for the 2017-18 season on Friday night at the Kohl Center in Read…In addition to Carr, Penn State is also led by fellow sophomores Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins, who are the top rebounders on the team with 6.9 and 7.6 rebounds per game, respectively. These players make up Penn State’s core and will be a challenge for years to come for the Badgers.Wisconsin has now lost four of its past five games, all against ranked competition, and is now trying to get its season back on track as Big Ten play begins. They are currently last in the Big Ten with four losses already.Despite the best efforts of Ethan Happ, who is one of the top forwards in the country and leads the Badgers in points, rebounds, assists and blocks, the Badgers have mostly been unable to close out games down the stretch.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin walks away empty handed from Hall of Fame ClassicThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball (2-4) fell in both the first round and consolation game of the 2017 Hall Read…This has been a result inexperience. Four of the top six players in terms of minutes played are underclassmen, and the only one of these players with any notable college experience is D’Mitrik Trice, who backed up Bronson Koenig last season.It is taking some time for the new Wisconsin core to gel, but there has been plenty of signs of potential, especially in guard Brad Davison, who is averaging 10.9 points per game and a team leading 2.3 steals per game.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin and UCLA to play in consolation round of HOF ClassicAfter falling short in a comeback attempt against Baylor on Monday evening, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is Read…He has earned head coach Greg Gard’s respect thus far and has been a key contributor especially on defense. This game is a perfect opportunity for the Badgers to get back in the win column as they try to finish in the top four in the Big Ten for the 17th consecutive season.They have always been able to overcome early season struggles in the past, and the Badgers wish to keep tend going. This game will be played at 6 p.m. CT and will be available to watch on ESPN2.